Statement from Dr. Vance:
Over the past several years we have been recognized quite a bit and our students and educators should be lauded for these accomplishments. This year we have 5 of our 9 schools that earned Reward School status with 2 others missing by one and two tenths of a point. We are also an Exemplary School District. There were 14 districts across the state that have been recognized as Exemplary. There were also 11 districts that were recognized for earning a level 5 on Value-Added. Of these districts, there are only 3 districts that were on both lists including Greenville City, Maryville City, and of course Loudon County. Since 2012, the state has been recognizing districts as Exemplary, Advancing, Satisfactory, and In Needs of Improvement. During this time, there have been about 17 districts earn Exemplary Status 2 times with several other districts earning it only once. However, there has only been one district that has earned this status 3 times. I’m so proud of our team for working diligently to earn the Exemplary status in the years 2012, 2017, and 2018. You guys are Champions for Education!